It is with mixed emotions that I must inform everyone of Katie Cicerchi’s decision to leave the American Transplant Foundation. Katie started as an intern more than two and a half years ago, and during that time advanced to the position of Outreach and External Affairs Coordinator.
Katie brought new energy to the Foundation with her savvy knowledge of social media, professional writing and communications skills, and devotion to developing our volunteer program. Her dedication and contribution to not just the Foundation, but to the cause itself, has been noteworthy. It has been a pleasure working with her.
However, looking past the Foundation’s loss, it is also with great pride that I see her leave to pursue a passion true to her heart. Katie has joined Hands On Disaster Response to become a relief worker in Haiti, thus the reason for my mixed emotions. While she will be missed here, I can only be proud of her decision to help others who are in such great need.
Katie’s last day of full-time employment at the Foundation will be August 6th and she will continue to work part-time until mid-September before leaving on her new journey. Please join me in thanking Katie for her hard work and service to the American Transplant Foundation, and in wishing her a safe and a wonderful experience in Haiti.
Heidi A. Heltzel
Co-Founder and Executive Director